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Greenpoint Film Festival Set to Return in August 2024 Submissions Open on November 1st

Greenpoint Film Festival Set to Return in August 2024 Submissions Open on November 1st Greenpoint, Brooklyn — (October 23, 2023) — The Greenpoint Film Festival is thrilled to announce the return of its 13th annual edition, scheduled to take place from August 8 to 11, 2024. As a celebration of independent cinema and the vibrant…

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Greenpoint Film Festival named Top 10 Festival in NYC by The GWW

Greenpoint Film Festival named Top 10 Festival in NYC by The GWW The GWW named GFF the 8th best Festival in NYC and had the following to say about the festival: Writer Victor Hugo once said, “No army can stop an idea whose time has come.” The organizers of the Greenpoint Film Festival know that…

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GREENPOINT THIS WEEK: FILM FESTIVAL, NATIONAL GRID PUBLIC HEARINGS, AND MORE

GREENPOINT THIS WEEK: FILM FESTIVAL, NATIONAL GRID PUBLIC HEARINGS, AND MORE Good afternoon, Greenpointers. Greenpoint is an incredibly quiet neighborhood, so whenever you hear a never-ending plethora of honking and outside commotion, something big must be taking place. That something big was this Sunday’s Tommy Hilfiger show, which brought a lot of celebrities to our neck of…

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The Greenpoint Film Festival Is Returning For Their 11th Year With 40+ Film Screenings

The Greenpoint Film Festival Is Returning For Their 11th Year With 40+ Film Screenings Movie buffs unite–the 11th annual Greenpoint Film Festival is making its way back to Brooklyn starting this Thursday, September 15! Started in 2011, the Greenpoint Film Festival had to shift their screenings to a drive-in model during the pandemic, and this year they’ve…

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GREENPOINT FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR ITS 11TH YEAR

GREENPOINT FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR ITS 11TH YEAR If your New York Fashion Week invite, like ours, was lost in the mail, don’t miss an equally curated and far more accessible event in our own backyard: the 11th annual Greenpoint Film Festival at 211 Meserole Ave. Starting this Thursday, September 15, the Greenpoint Film Festival returns for another iteration…

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11th Annual Greenpoint Film Festival | September 15 – 18

11th Annual Greenpoint Film Festival | September 15 – 18 Film buffs – mark your calendars for the 11th Annual Greenpoint Film Festival that will take place from September 15 through 18. There will be Drive-in and Walk-in screenings at our lot on 211 Meserole Avenue in Brooklyn, with more than 40 films across Narrative, Documentary, and…

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Greenpoint Film Festival Returns Thursday 5/2 – Sunday 5/5

The Greenpoint Film Festival is back this week for its 8th edition with four days of film screenings — spanning topics from environmentalism to displacement and gentrification — and panel discussion with directors and local experts. Tickets are available here, along with the festival schedule which runs May 2nd – May 5th. This year the festival kicks off on Thursday…

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Greenpoint Film Festival 2019 Announcement

8th Annual Greenpoint Film Festival greenpointfilmfestival@gmail.com www.greenpointfilmfestival.org  347-278-1524 Announcing the 8th Annual 2019 Greenpoint Film Festival, from May 2nd through May 5th, with four days of competitive submissions and curated programs. Screenings will be held at the Wythe Hotel Screening Room, 80 Wythe Ave, and Film Noir, 122 Meserole Ave. For its 8th year, the…

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Polski film nagrodzony na Greenpoincie

Nowy Dziennik  May 12, 2018 By Wojtek Maślanka Dokument o polskich imigrantach został laureatem 7. edycji Greenpoint Film Festival. “Stany przeszłe” w reżyserii Olgi Blumczyńskiej otrzymały pierwszą nagrodę w kategorii krótki film dokumentalny. Bohaterami filmu jest trzech polskich imigrantów reprezentujących różne pokolenia, które wyjechały z kraju wiele lat temu. Wszyscy obecnie mieszkają na Greenpoincie, w miejscu,…

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Premiera filmu “Stany przeszłe” na Greenpoincie

Nowy DziennikMay 3, 2018 W sali kinowej Wythe Hotel o godz. 7 wiecz. odbędzie się amerykańska premiera filmu “Stany przeszłe” w reżyserii Olgi Blumczyńskiej. Dokument wyprodukowany przez Muzeum Emigracji w Gdyni zostanie zaprezentowany w ramach 7. edycji Greenpoint Film Festival, gdzie zwyciężył w kategorii Documentary Short. “Stany przeszłe” to opowieść o trzech pokoleniach Polaków mieszkających…

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What to Watch at the Greenpoint Film Festival This Weekend

Bedford + Bowery May 2, 2018 By Libby Torres The Tribeca Film Festival may be over, but another homegrown flicks fest is just beginning. The 7th Annual Greenpoint Film Festival will take over North Brooklyn this weekend, with four days of films and panel discussions. Produced by Brooklyn non-profit arts organization Woven Spaces, the festival kicks off with a slew of screenings on Thursday,…

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Greenpoint Film Festival Returns To Brooklyn

The Patch May 2, 2017 The sixth annual Greenpoint Film Festival will kick off Thursday at the Wythe Hotel screening room and run through the weekend. GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN — A four-day movie binge-watch is coming to Brooklyn this weekend with the sixth annual Greenpoint Film Festival. The festival will screen documentaries, experimental shorts, a narrative…

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The Greenpoint Film Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow!

Greenpointers Mary 3, 2017 Greenpoint is a hub for filmmaking, boasting countless production companies and film facilities, in addition to the oft-maligned and very frequent film shoots that tend to clog our slender sidewalks and historical streets. We would argue that Greenpoint’s been culturally interesting and relevant for many years, but some have said that Girls being filmed here…

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Greenpoint gears up for sixth annual film fest this weekend

  Brooklyn Reporter May 2, 2017 Pass the popcorn. The sixth annual Greenpoint Film Festival will hit the borough this weekend, featuring four days of competitive submissions and curated programs — all right here in Brooklyn. The screenings of both shorts and feature-length films – to be held at the Wythe Hotel Screening Room, 80…

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Greenpoint Film Festival Returns, With a Focus On Local Greenery

Bedford + Bowery May 1, 2017 Tribeca Film Festival just ended, but Greenpoint Film Festival is returning for its sixth year, from May 4 to 7. Just like Tribeca, GFF features documentaries, narrative features, experimental and animated shorts, but it also boasts a category that’s unique to the neighborhood. Among the six environmental films are…

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2017 GFF Press Release

Contact; Rvalado@gmail.com Website: greenpointfilmfestival.org Woven Spaces, Inc. Presents the Sixth Annual Greenpoint Film Festival May 4-7, 2017 Greenpoint, Brooklyn   Announcing the 6th Annual 2017 Greenpoint Film Festival, from May 4th through May 7th in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with four days of competitive submissions and curated programs. Screenings willbe held at the Wythe Hotel Screening Room, at…

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‘Once Hamoun’ for New York Festival

Financial Tribune First English Iranian Economic Daily April 18, 2017 The short environmental documentary film ‘Once Hamoun,’ directed by filmmaker Mohammad Ehsani, 44, will be screened at the 6th Greenpoint Film Festival in New York. The festival is slated for May 4-7 and the 35-minute film on the endangered marshlands of Hamoun, will be shown…

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Notes from the field

We’ve had a great time working with Philip on this short term internship. We asked him to give us a brief synopsis of his stay in New York and life goals. Here is what he said: I’m here from Sweden, living in Greenpoint for a few months, and just celebrated my 21st birthday.  I took…

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Notes from the field: Voting for the SAG Awards

We welcome Michelle Macau back to GFF – now on her fourth year. Michelle has worked with us on event management, ticketing, submissions, film selections and panels. She has had a very busy year with acting gigs, and teaching. We asked Michelle to send us some notes for our blog: As a member of The…

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Notes from the field: The importance of independent film festivals

Steve Swartz, one of our judges from last year’s GFF final selection talked to us recently about the benefit of film festival, in particular small film festivals. Here is what he had to say: I would say that the film festivals – and especially the small ones – are the cinematic equivalent of the Irish…

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Notes from the field

We talked to Bruno Barros to ask him what he’s been up to since last March’s GFF16. He tells us that he has been fully immersed in the film industry after quitting his very lucrative IT job and that he is very happy. Here in his own words: I work in the Locations department on…

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About Greenpoint 2016

Filmmaker Coleen Fitzgibbon and Artist Peter Fend, being asked to think of what’s going on in Greenpoint, took a boat ride in February on one of the most polluted bodies of water in the US. This is Newtown Creek, on the border of Greenpoint and Queens—and a Superfund site. Two boats were used, one paddled…

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Recommended Screenings for the Greenpoint Film Festival (3/17 – 3/20)

Greenpointers.com Recommended Screenings for the Greenpoint Film Festival (3/17 – 3/20) Posted by Peter Y. | March 16, 2016 The Greenpoint Film Festivalstarts tomorrow, and here is our shortlist of recommended movies for you. The promise of a park in Bushwick Inlet has intrigued Greenpoint residents for a long time. So it is appropriate that festivities begin on Thursday (3/17) at…

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About Coleen Fitzgibbon Co-Director of Greenpoint 2016

I am an experimental and documentary filmmaker/artist since 1972 and often work in collaboration with other artists. I have been interested in the urban environment since the early seventies, and worked with artist Gorden Matta-Clark on his 1974 (unfinished) film on New York’s water systems and also my film LES on urban ghetto conditions. Recently…

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“The Cycle” Wins at Greenpoint Film Festival

Nutmeg March 10, 2016 Congrats to Sound Designer/Mixer Steve Perski and Graphics and VFX Director Stephen C. Walsh for their contributions to “The Cycle,” winner for Best Narrative Short in the Greenpoint Film Festival. Directed by Michael Marantz, the 11-minute dramatic short explores the gut-wrenching ramifications of gun violence and the bottomless emotional abyss between sense and…

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Activism and the Environment Spotlighted at Greenpoint Film Festival

DNAinfo March 7, 2016 By Gwynne Hogan | March 7, 2016 4:36pm @gwynnefitz   GREENPOINT — Coming up next week, the fifth annual Greenpoint Film Festival will tackle pollution in local waterways and community activism, alongside international works. Narrative, documentary, environmental and experimental shorts and features will screen at the Wythe Hotel from March 17 to 20 along with panel discussions. Local activists with Friends of Bushwick…

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Get movie-ing! Activists hope new film will force city to act on Bushwick Inlet Park

Brooklyn Paper March 7, 2016 BY ALLEGRA HOBBS Lights, camera, activism! A group of Greenpoint protesters who have been badgering the city to build a waterfront park it promised a decade ago will screen the greatest hits of their open-space activism at a local film festival — and the activists believe the creative display is…

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Newtown Creek Revival

By Peter Fend for the program Art & Activism Part II by Coleen Fitzgibbon and Peter Fend Probably the name was De Nieuwe Tuin Kreek, in Dutch. The region was De Nieuwe Tuin, meaning “the new garden.” The rather wide stream was called “Kreek,” with its many “Kills,” or smaller streams. This stream was not…

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Greenpoint Star: Greenpoint Film Festival returns this weekend

Sep 16, 2014 by Andrew Shilling The Greenpoint Film Festival is back with a whole new lineup of local and international films, ranging from experimental and avant-garde to environmentally focused documentaries, as well as animated films and shorts. Opening night is Thursday, September 18, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe…

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Greenpoint Gazette: Greenpoint Film Fest Returns, Raising Environmental Awareness in the Nabe

Sep 10, 2014 by Tanay Warerkar The Wythe Hotel will once again play host to the Greenpoint Film Festival, which this year highlights the best-in themes of renewal and reclamation and how to creatively address the needs of a neighborhood considered one of the most polluted in the country. For four days next week, the…

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Greenpoint Film Festival 2014 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 Woven Spaces, Inc. Presents the Fourth Annual Greenpoint Film Festival Sept. 18th-21st, 2014 Greenpoint, Brooklyn Announcing the 2014 Greenpoint Film Festival, from September 18 through 21 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with four days of curated and competitive programs. Most screenings will be held at the Wythe Hotel Screening Room, at…

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Greenpointers: The 2013 Greenpoint Film Festival: From Music to Micro-Budget

Sep 30, 2013 by Drew E This past weekend, the Greenpoint Film Festival returned to the neighborhood for it’s third consecutive year, pulling from many different facets of the film world.The highlights included selections from the world of documentary, music video, new for 2013, and the world of the Micro-Budget film. Music Video Artist Panel…

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WG: Greenpoint Film Festival 2013 Wrap Up

Sep 24, 2013 by Keith R. Higgons After a successful opening night on Thursday, September 19, the third annual Greenpoint Film Festival wrapped on Sunday. Just as she has done in the previous two years, Festival Director Rosa Valado was able to tap into the creativity of our neighborhood as well as bring together a…

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Greenpoint Star: 2013 Greenpoint Film Festival is back

Sept 18, 2013 by Andrew Shilling The Greenpoint Film Festival is back again for the third year in North Brooklyn, and this year there were more submissions than ever before. According to founder Rosa Valado, the response this year brought in nearly double the submissions from last year, with 200 shorts, documentaries, experimental and animated…

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Time Out: See shorts about Brooklyn at the Greenpoint Film Festival

The three-year-old fest returns to North Brooklyn for four days’ worth of screenings at venues around the neighborhood. Sep 17, 2013 By Peter Kirby The annual New York Film Festival gets underway on September 27, but if you’re looking for something that’s more hyperlocal, consider checking out the Greenpoint Film Festival. The upstart event, now…

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Selection Jury – GFF13

Jeremy Kipp Walker is a New York-based producer/ director and partner at the independent film production company Journeyman Pictures. Among the films that he has produced are Sophie Barthes’ Cold Souls, starring Paul Giamatti, David Strathairn, and Emily Watson; and Mark Heller’s The Passage, starring Stephen Dorff and Sarai Givaty. By day, Keith R. Higgons…

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Greenpoint Gazette: Greenpoint Film Festival Returns Next Week

Sep 13, 2013 by Kevin D’Angelo The Greenpoint Film Festival is back for its third year, running from September 19th to the 22nd. The festival, which in the past featured a retrospective of David Lynch and a premiere of Jonas Mekas’ My Mars Bar Movie, will screen an exciting collection of films at venues including…

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Bedford + Bowery: Is the Greenpoint Film Festival Back? Dolphinately!

August 20, 2013 By Erica Martin A pyrotechnics addict in love, a moody French-Canadian out to save a Palestinian refugee, and a trailblazing dolphin. They’ll all hit the big screen at the third annual Greenpoint Film Festival next month. Woven Spaces, a Greenpoint-based arts organization that has been working out of Brooklyn since 1996, will…

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Film lineup for GFF13 !

Animation: “Elk Grass”, Abbey Luck, Best Animation Short “The Pyrotechnician’s Daughter”, Courtney Taniguchi, Official Selection “Silent Voices”, David O’Brien, Official Selection Narrative: “La Vallée des Larmes”, Maryanne Zehil, Best Narrative Feature “Your Side of the Bed”, Jason Jeffrey, Official Selection Narrative Feature “Mojave”, Peter Sasowsky, Best Narrative Short “Epilogue”, Dylan Allen, Official Selection Narrative Shorts…

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GFF 2013 Jury

Here are the names of the jury for GFF 2013!   Tom Jarmusch Rachael Guma Keith R. Higgons Jeremy Kipp Walker Michael Sayers

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A BIG THANK YOU

TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN MAKING GFF 12 INTO AN EXCITING AND SUCCESSFUL YEAR !!!                   Click above for a fullsize downloadable version.

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Greenpoint Gazette: Greenpoint Film Festival Closes with a Positive Sign

Douglas Ridloff by Jeff Mann   Sep 28, 2012 by Jeff Mann With a silent tribute that spoke volumes, the Greenpoint Film Festival (GFF) closed on Sunday, September 23rd, with a tip of its hat to Best Documentary winner “Deaf Jam.” The film follows Aneta Brodski, a deaf teen, who when introduced to American Sign…

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ASL Slam on Closing Night

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Greenpoint Star: Greenpoint Film Festival returns for second year

by Kathleen LeesSep 19, 2012   Celebrating its second season, the upcoming Greenpoint Film Festival has a new and exciting list of experimental and independent films from contemporary filmmakers. The festival premiered last fall, featuring works from such American filmmakers as David Lynch and Jonas Mekas, among others. Read more: Greenpoint Star

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Greenpointers: Opening Night of The Greenpoint Film Festival

Opening Night of The Greenpoint Film Festival Posted by Matt G. | September 21, 2012   Last night was the opening night celebration of The Greenpoint Film Festival which took place at the Greenpoint Garage on Huron Street off of Manhattan Ave. The festival kicked off with a standing-room only screening of the documentary “Deaf…

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Greenpointers: Greenpoint Film Festival Day Two: The Millennium Nomadic Program

Posted by Matt G. | September 22, 2012   On Friday, the Millennium Film Workshop, an artists’ film collaborative based out of the East Village, guest-curated the Greenpoint Film Festival’s program with a host of bold and striking experimental short films under the banner of the “Millennium Nomadic Program.” I’m of the opinion that any…

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Greenpointers: Greenpoint Film Festival Day 3: Community, Environment and Tom Jarmusch

Posted by Matt G. | September 23, 2012   In what was an inspired choice of venue, day three of the Greenpoint Film Festival took place at the Newtown Creek Visitors Center with a selection of environmentally and community themed documentaries. Opening the program was the must-see “The Domino Effect” – a very timely chronicle of…

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Greenpoint Gazette: Eclecticism Highlights the 2nd Annual Greenpoint Film Festival

Eclecticism Highlights the 2nd Annual Greenpoint Film Festival Sep 20, 2012 by Nick Powell After a successful inaugural year, the Greenpoint Film Festival makes its return to the neighborhood this week, showcasing talented young filmmakers and actors and providing local cinephiles the opportunity to view interesting and dynamic films in their own backyard. More than…

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GFF12 Documentary Shorts highlight: Rip Smops

directed by Jenny Miller, Sam Phillips & Arielle Edelman, 21min A documentary portrait of multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter and DJ Rip Smops who has been making music for over 30 years and is ready for his big break.